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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kettle, kettledrum, tympanum, tympani, timpaninoun

    a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it

Wiktionary

  1. timpaninoun

    The set of precision kettledrums in an orchestra.

  2. timpaninoun

    Plural form of timpanum.

  3. Etymology: From τύμπανον (tumpanon), from τύπτω (tuptō), "to strike, to hit".

Wikipedia

  1. Timpani

    Timpani (; Italian pronunciation: [ˈtimpani]) or kettledrums (also informally called timps) are musical instruments in the percussion family. A type of drum categorised as a hemispherical drum, they consist of a membrane called a head stretched over a large bowl traditionally made of copper. Thus timpani are an example of kettle drums, also known as vessel drums and semispherical drums, whose body is similar to a section of a sphere whose cut conforms the head. Most modern timpani are pedal timpani and can be tuned quickly and accurately to specific pitches by skilled players through the use of a movable foot-pedal. They are played by striking the head with a specialized drum stick called a timpani stick or timpani mallet. Timpani evolved from military drums to become a staple of the classical orchestra by the last third of the 18th century. Today, they are used in many types of ensembles, including concert bands, marching bands, orchestras, and even in some rock bands. Timpani is an Italian plural, the singular of which is timpano. However, in English the term timpano is only widely in use by practitioners: several are more typically referred to collectively as kettledrums, timpani, temple drums, or timps. They are also often incorrectly termed timpanis. A musician who plays timpani is a timpanist.

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  1. timpani

    Timpani, also known as kettledrums, are a type of percussion instrument. They are large, usually copper or brass hollow drums with a skin or plastic head stretched over the top that can be tuned to different pitches. They are typically played with mallets and are commonly used in orchestras and concert bands.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Timpani

    of Timpano

Wikidata

  1. Timpani

    Timpani, or kettledrums, are musical instruments in the percussion family. A type of drum, they consist of a skin called a head stretched over a large bowl traditionally made of copper. They are played by striking the head with a specialized drum stick called a timpani stick or timpani mallet. Timpani evolved from military drums to become a staple of the classical orchestra by the last third of the 18th century. Today, they are used in many types of musical ensembles including concert, marching, and even some rock bands. Timpani is an Italian plural, the singular of which is timpano. However, in informal English speech a single instrument is rarely called a timpano: several are more typically referred to collectively as kettledrums, timpani, temple drums, or simply timps. They are also often incorrectly termed timpanis. A musician who plays the timpani is a timpanist.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TIMPANI

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Timpani is ranked #127494 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Timpani surname appeared 134 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Timpani.

    88.8% or 119 total occurrences were White.
    10.4% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of timpani in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of timpani in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of timpani in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Schneider:

    Listen, can you hear it Spring's sweet cantata. The strains of grass pushing through the snow. The song of buds swelling on the vine. The tender timpani of a baby robin's heart. Spring.

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